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UT Chasing Martin, Jones On Verge Of Completing Staff

Butch Jones appears to be just one major grab away from completing his first coaching staff at Tennessee.  The new Vol head coach is making a sales pitch in Knoxville today to ex-Tennessee player and current Southern Cal receivers coach Tee Martin.

Martin quarterbacked the Vols to the 1998 BCS championship.  After serving under Joker Phillips at Kentucky as an assistant in 2010 and 2011, Martin packed his bags for LA to work with Lane Kiffin in 2012 (which had to curdle some milk in the Volunteer State).

If Jones can land Martin, he’ll prove to doubting UT fans that he can at least do two very important things:

 

1.  Recruit well enough to bring a favorite son home

2.  Hurt Kiffin’s staff

 

Both would please a UT fanbase that was less than happy when Jones was hired last Friday.  The Knoxville News Sentinel looks at the rest of Tennessee’s staff here.

 


2 comments
RockyMtnVol
RockyMtnVol

All TRUE, however, I think Coach Martin would be a great addition to UT + Coach Graham, infuses Orange Blood in to a program needing to remember its roots and how Tennessee Football is played.

RonnieG
RonnieG

 @RockyMtnVol

 Yes very true.....to H*** with what Mike Hamilton has done to this program hiring all these bumms screwing UT up. Get back to the way UT football was, and thats run by people who know the program and care about it

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  1. [...] makes me reconsider my initial skeptical dismissal of John Pennington’s take on Jones’ attempt to add Tee Martin to his staff. If Jones can land Martin, he’ll prove to [...]

  2. […] According to the Rivals affiliate, the Vols have position coaches for every unit with the exception of the wide receivers, making Martin a perfect fit. Add in the fact that Martin led the Vols to a 1999 Fiesta Bowl victory that earned the school the first ever BCS National Championship, and it’s a no-brainer why they are targeting the former quarterback. Then there’s always the little nugget that Tennessee would love nothing more than sticking it at Lane Kiffin, as Mr. SEC points out. […]



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